Family-Friendly Winter Activities in the Fox Cities

Experiencing the winter blues? The Fox Cities are full of family-friendly activities and ways to enjoy these winter days.


Museums: Grab the kids for an educational experience! The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Weis Earth Science Museum, Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass and many others are very popular within the Fox Cities. Click here for the complete list, and explore our website for special events and exhibits.

Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass

Bowling: Strike out with the family at a local bowling alley! A few great places include Classic Lanes Fox Valley in Neenah, Super Bowl in Appleton, Sabre Lanes in Menasha, and Electric City Lanes in Kaukauna.

Arcades & Indoor Playgrounds: Arcade games, laser tag and miniature golf galore! Funset Boulevard, Badger Sports Park, and Luv 2 Play are great places to let the kids play. Food is available onsite at each attraction, so make an afternoon of it!

Badger Sports Park

Sports: Get out of the house and jump around! Urban Air Adventure Park and Xtreme Air Trampoline & Rock-Climbing Park are trampoline parks, which both feature a variety of activities and amenities to keep the whole family busy.

Looking to stay for the night or weekend? Click here for a full list of lodging options!

Xtreme Air

Below is a list of family-friendly activities across the Fox Cities! With both indoor and outdoor options to choose from, you’ll be ready for whatever weather comes about.


Ice skating: Go outdoors for a great activity for the whole family! Whether you’re a first-timer or an expert skater, the Fox Cities offers many rinks to enjoy.

    Sledding: Grab your sled and head to the hills! Our area has numerous public parks and an operated tubing hill to use for sledding.

    Local events: When looking for something to do, events are a great thing to take advantage of! Visit our website for the complete list of upcoming events.

    Eagle Days: The day will be filled of presentations as well as viewing opportunities taking place at 1000 Islands Environmental Center and the Kaukauna Public Library. Activities will include eagle observations, live bird presentations and hands-on activities for the kids.

    Glow in the Snow: Get ready to light up the night sky at this unique cross country ski and snowshoe event on Friday, January 17. This event is perfect for families or a group of friends or co-workers! Bubolz Nature Preserve will be glowing with excitement as participants take to the neon lights of the trails for a 1 mile snowshoe hike or 1.5 mile cross country ski adventure. All participants will glow from head to toe after receiving a packet of wearable glow items and become part of the Glow in the Snow experience!

    Snowshoeing & Animal Tracking Hike: Kids in grades 1-5 are able to strap on the snowshoes and explore Heckrodt park with a Wetland Reserve Naturalist. They will look for animal tracks and other animal signs. The kids will learn how to identify animal tracks and find out how different animals move.

    1000 Islands Environmental Center
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